How many times have you broken the rules unknowingly?

Indonesia
March 7, 2008 3:53am CST
So, yesterday I was feeling just stupid. I posted a new discussion with a link in it (it was a referral link), only to be warned that it's against the rules. Honestly, I didn't know that. I did read the guidelines, but was too lazy to read everything, so just searched for 'referral'. Since it showed no results, I continued to post my discussion. After I got my reply, which was a warning, I looked again carefully at the guidelines, and found out that it fell under the category of "post any links promoting other affiliate programs...". So I was wondering does something like this ever happened to any of you mylotters out there? Have you ever 'accidentally' posted something that was against the rules?
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5 responses
• United States
15 Mar 08
I have posted things I didnt know I wasnt allowed to. The one thing I dont understand is if they dont want people promoting their opps. here why have a section abut making extra money?
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• Indonesia
18 Mar 08
Thanks for your reply. I don't think it's mylot that makes those sections. It's the users that create interest sections. That's why (I think) you see double interests, like "mylot" and "mylot.com" for instance. Anyway, I recently browsed through mylot and found out that a lot of people do break the rules. Maybe it's because we're just too lazy to read the guidelines? :p
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• Australia
29 Mar 08
heheheh, that's okay... the first two discussions I posted got deleted. Not sure of the reason for it even now as mylot don't even notify you that you have a discussion deleted... never mind why!
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• Indonesia
29 Mar 08
Luckily, only one of my discussions have been deleted. I should thank the person warning me of it. He/she prevented me from doing such a thing again. I agree that mylot should at least notify you if your discussion got deleted, with an appropriate message noting the offense done. I would help us to know the boundaries of the guidelines better, I think. And of course, it would also be a reminder of not doing the same mistake again. Thanks for your reply.
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@MichaelJay (1100)
28 Mar 08
This has happened to me and it is upsetting. In another social ntwork site I as actually blocked because I inadvertently mentiond another site. I wasn't trying to recruit, just getting opinion and I didn't even show the referral link! Still I was blocked and only got unblocked when I explained and apologised. We all live and lan so don't feel too bad about it.
• Indonesia
29 Mar 08
Thanks. I already felt a lot better after finding out that most people have done such a thing. Just have to remember not to repeat it though... :p
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@djmarion (4901)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
when i was still a newbie, i also posted defferent discussions with referral links on it, i admit i never bothered to look at the TOS or rules of posting here. i was really exited to post and i look forward to the earnings i can see posted the next day. so i post and post and post. not knowing that i am violating the rules.
• Indonesia
18 Mar 08
Hehehe... It seems we were so eager when joining mylot as to totally disregard the guidelines. Thanks for your reply.
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@alexigne (903)
• Philippines
6 Apr 08
Just curious, where did you see that warn message or is that a post from mylotters too. By the way, regarding your question, i also had several broken rules. Putting thanks to user who post reply, putting link, sending same message to different user and putting two account under my name. Now guidelines always remind me to limit my self here.